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21 money-saving tips that are so much smarter than 'bring your lunch'

Laura Williams, M.S.Ed. is a personal trainer, freelance writer and entrepreneur who works with a wide variety of fitness clients. She's the founder of the popular website, - Girls Gone Sporty, and she's the host of the High Impact Blogg...

Saving money isn't hard with smart tips like these

Sure, "bring your own lunch" and "make coffee at home" are tried and true money-saving tips that have stood the test of time... but they're also lame. Sometimes there's nothing better than having your coffee delivered to your car window courtesy of a barista who knows how to lovingly coax the espresso machine into making you a steaming cup of liquid magic.

There has got to be a better way to save money than giving up the little things that somehow make the daily grind more bearable, amiright? Luckily, with a little automation, creative thinking and preventive maintenance, you can have your money and spend it, too.

Saving money isn't hard with smart tips like these
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Sources: Greatist, myMoneyCoach, The Simple Dollar, Mint, BUDGT, Love Food Hate Waste

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